Welcome to the Office of Digital Teaching and Learning
Operating under the Information Technology division of the Arizona Department of Education, the Office of Digital Teaching & Learning promotes efficiencies in the implementation of Educational Technology across the State.
The work of the Office of Digital Teaching and Learning has been informed by continuous feedback from:
Local Education Agencies
Organizations in support of Educational Technology such as SETDA, 1EdTech and ISTE.
Community: Building community with Local Education Agencies and solution experts.
Data: Assessing needs and measuring Local Education Agency progress in Arizona.
Solutions: Facilitating technology solutions and resources.
The Office of Digital Teaching and Learning works with a community of educators and solution experts in the State, with five areas of focus: 1) connectivity, 2) cybersecurity, 3) data and standards privacy, 4) economies of scales and 5) capacity building.
Broadband Special Construction
Continued the Final Mile
# Communities: Nine additional communities
$ Investment: $1.5M Investment
Launched AZDOHS Cyber Readiness - Grant
% Applicants: 21% (147) LEAs Applied
% Awardees: 14% (93) Awarded
Data Standards and Privacy
TrustEd Apps Proof of Concept
Participation by LEA: 31 LEAs early-adopters
% of Adoption: 81% (25) of participating LEAs are actively using TrustEd Apps for their privacy goals
Economies of Scale
Cooperative Purchasing: Interest Form Completed
% Interest: 24% (160) of local education agencies interested in joining the cooperative
Combined purchase of ~150K devices/year
Started Cross Collaboration Forums:
K12 IT Townhalls
K12 Tribal/Rural Roundtables
Participation by County: 14 of 15 AZ Counties cross-collaborating
Participation by LEA: 12% (64) of AZ LEAs actively participating
In this workshop, Arizona LEAs will be trained in the foundations of student data privacy and accessibility and how to utilize a rubric to vet applications. Other criteria for vetting applications will be incorporated into the training including the following: interoperability with existing applications, teacher and student ease of use, and instructional relevance and purpose. Using the TrustEd Apps Management Suite (TAMS) from 1EdTech, the Arizona LEAs will collaborate on the best practices for sharing the use of digital learning tools and resources with other educators in their schools and districts and will learn strategies for providing professional development in digital learning for their colleagues.